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Donna Williams

MSN, RN, CRRN

Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN, is a Case Manager at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, CA. She has more than 40 years of experience and is certified as a rehabilitation registered nurse. She has worked for over 25 years in case management in inpatient rehabilitation facilities and as an external case manager, working with injured workers and catastrophically injured people in the private sector. She has prepared life care plans for the purpose of projecting needs over a life span. She has spoken on case management and the transition of patients at multiple conferences. She is an active member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), has served as President of ARN, and has been involved in forming guidelines for leadership of the organization. As a case manager, she has worked with families and patients to ensure that they are ready for transition between care settings, attending to emotional and physical status, preparation of caregivers; the environment and follow-up care or support; and preparation for return to work. Ms. Williams has authored 5 chapters on case management as well as chapters on the roles of the rehabilitation nurse. Her aim is to coordinate care, ensuring patient-centered, time- and cost-efficient care.

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Case Management: Aging with SCI, Chronic Illness & Dementia

Presented by Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN

Case Management: Aging with SCI, Chronic Illness & Dementia

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Many people acquire multiple diagnoses as they age. Some complications may come from a chronic illness, but these illnesses or other medical/orthopedic/neurologic concerns may complicate the long-term health alterations, disability or dementia that may already exist. For this population, case management can assist in the reduction of complications, promoting successful aging and safety. This course will describe the assessment and coordination necessary to assist in reducing complications.

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Case Management: Overview Part 1

Presented by Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN

Case Management: Overview Part 1

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Case management is a vital part of our health care system that coordinates patient-centered care, providing cost-efficient care across the continuum. Health care systems ask for financial and clinical outcomes that are timely and use appropriate resources. For successful case management, a perspective of the whole person, diagnoses, expectations, treatments, resources and systems -- as well as assessments, plans, interventions and evaluations -- is required. This course will assist nurses and other health care professionals to implement best practices in case management.

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Case Management: Overview Part 2

Presented by Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN

Case Management: Overview Part 2

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Case management involves assessing and planning for each individual client or patient. Part 2 of this introduction will present possible templates for gathering information and review the process for planning and implementing and the plan of care. Case management occurs in a variety of settings, and the potential differences in plans of care will be discussed. The team process needed to enhance outcomes will be reviewed. Case studies will be presented.

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Case Management: Special Considerations for SCI, Brain Injury & Stroke

Presented by Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN

Case Management: Special Considerations for SCI, Brain Injury & Stroke

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Populations needing physical assistance after injury or insult require attention to detail to ensure successful transitions from acute care through rehabilitation and into the community. This course will focus on the needs of patients with spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke. Education for caregivers, equipment, community re-entry and other special considerations will be presented. This course is intended to address the discharge needs of patients which should be attended to by the case manager and interdisciplinary team.

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